Since 2006, CTU has sponsored a River Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp for youth between the ages of 14-18. This year, the camp is in Almont, CO from June 7-13, 2020. Registration deadline is April 1, 2020. Our SLV TU chapter is happy to provide a tuition scholarship opportunity for an SLV youth interested in participating. Please contact Mark Seaton or Deacon Aspinwall (see phone numbers at the beginning of the newsletter) for more information. Application forms are available through the CTU Website – https://coloradotu.org/youthcamp?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9d4b6cdd-997c-4655-8f1e-142f62309897 .
Campers complete a week-long program that balances STEM-based conservation education with building and improving fly fishing skills. They participate in hands-on conservation activities and receive one-on-one and group instruction in the art of fly fishing. Their experience is enriched as they make lifelong relationships, “finding their people” and bonding with peers of similar interests. The program exposes campers to the complexity of water management in the west and its nexus with recreation. The diversity of the conservation program is designed so that participants can envision multiple education and career paths that align with their personal passion for the outdoors.